Like I said in the comments, Canada didn’t play a bad game, the US just played a better one. there definitely were some penalties that Canada did not need to take and you could make a case that a time out should have been called near the end there, but the Canadians hardly stunk the place out and as anybody who watches a decent bit of hockey knows, Ryan Miller is scary good sometimes.
I still say the reasoning for picking the way I did is sound, I’ll just chalk this one up to the idea that even the Leafs win a game now and then. Give it time. I wouldn’t write Canada off just yet, nor would I award the States the gold just because they got the better of us once.
I’ll be interested to see who gets the start in net for Canada against Germany tomorrow. My money’s on Luongo, but in spite of what happened yesterday I wouldn’t be surprised or uncomfortable if Brodeur got it. Last night wasn’t his best night, but like Miller said, “marty is the best.”
Speaking ofpicks I made yesterday,the official standings haven’t been updated yet,but I can tell you that I went 2 for 3 at the Elimination chamber. The Maryse vs. Gail Kim match didn’t end up counting because it was changed into a tag match as it was about to get started, so I likely lost a much needed point there. the ones I did manage to pick correctly were Jericho winning the Smackdown Chamber match and Drew McIntyre beating Kane to keep the IC belt.
John Cena ended up winning the Raw Chamber only to be beaten by Batista in about 30 seconds in a match made by Vince McMahon. The story there makes sense, but it’s not what I would have done because the Sheamus/Orton/Legacy feud could have used the title more. All signs point to Cena vs. Batista at Mania as part of the Vince McMahon and Bret Hart deal,and that’s more than big enough without the belt being involved.
Shawn Michaels did make an appearance during the Smackdown match to cost the Undertaker the title, but I was wrong about him replacing John Morrison. Morrison was made to look surprisingly good, lasting until nearly the end.
As for the rest of the show, it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t overly good either. Even though things didn’t go quite right, I’m glad I watched hockey live and waited until this morning to catch the PPV. If you’re wondering,there’s no real reason to get a replay or borrow the internet’s recording of this one. If you do you likely won’t be disappointed, but personally I was hoping for better heading into the biggest show of the year.